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Policy Area Innovation Strategy Guide 2016 - 2020 – Putting the Action Plan into Practice

Nordic Council of Ministers Secretariat Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications in Estonia Danish Agency of Science Technology and Innovation Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland ISBN 978-92-893-4667-2 (PRINT) ISBN 978-92-893-4668-9 (PDF) ANP 2016:754 © Nordic Council of Ministers 2016 Layout: Gitte Wejnold Print: Rosendahls-Schultz Grafisk Copies: 300 Typeface: Meta LF Paper: Munken Polar


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This publication has been published with financial support by the Nordic Council of Ministers. However, the contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views, policies or recommendations of the Nordic Council of Ministers.

List of abbreviations BDF Baltic Development Forum BDO Business Development Organisations BSR Baltic Sea Region DASTI Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation EUSBSR EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region ESIF European Structural and Investment Funds ICT Information and Communications Technology NCM Nordic Council of Ministers MS Member States PA INNO Policy Area Innovation PA INNO SC Policy Area Innovation Steering Committee RDI Research, Development and Innovation R&I Research and Innovation SME Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Nordic co-operation Nordic co-operation is one of the world’s most extensive forms of regional collaboration, involving Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Åland. Nordic co-operation has firm traditions in politics, the economy, and culture. It plays an important role in European and international collaboration, and aims at creating a strong Nordic community in a strong Europe. Nordic co-operation seeks to safeguard Nordic and regional interests and principles in the global community. Common Nordic values help the region solidify its position as one of the world’s most innovative and competitive.

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Policy Area Innovation - Strategy Guide  
Policy Area Innovation - Strategy Guide  

The EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) that was launched by the European Union in 2009 as its first macro-regional strategy. The...